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Leaning on Each Other to Lead: Parents have the skills and talents to create meaningful change together

February 23, 2014
Last November I uploaded my ebook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy, to the iBooks Store. In addition to the next-gen interactivity within the book, Apple allows authors to update publications, with readers automatically receiving free updates. So I designed a new...
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7 Reasons You Should Take Your Kids to Lobby Congress

February 7, 2014
Spring is on its way! Not that you’d know from the temperatures outside, but really it is. Depending on your school schedule, spring can bring two important events together for parent advocates: congressional recess and spring break. District meetings are great because you can talk without...
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MomsRising of North Carolina celebrates MLK Day with kids, crafts

January 20, 2014
NC MomsRising , Northgate Mall and a number of area mothers’ associations and nonprofit organizations hosted the 4th annual “Children’s Birthday Party for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Monday, January 20, 2014 from 10:30am-12:30pm to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy in a way children can...
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The Short Game: Taking the "Work" out of "Working Together"

December 20, 2013
Two nights ago, I hosted a gathering for my new ebook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy . The event was an opportunity to experience the interactive nature of my project as well as to meet Hawaii's Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, a candidate for US Senate , who is...
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MomsRising Near You – FAQ about Sparking a Gathering, Recruiting Attendees & More!

November 27, 2013
Last week, MomsRising launched our newest big idea, MomsRising Near You (MRNY) , and the response from MomsRising members has been fantastic! In fact, we received some amazingly perfect questions about the MRNY program – so good, that we wanted to share them with everyone who is interested in...
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LATISM '13 (Video and Pics Included!)

October 23, 2013
Photo below from left to right: me; Sylvia Aguilera, director of government relations for McDonald's Corporation; Jes Sofia Valle, CEO of the Bloggers of Health network; Ana Roca Castro, founder of LATISM, education tech developer and CEO of Plaza Familia ; and Laurita Tellado, the force behind the...
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Hispana Leadership Summit 2013 (Pics Included!)

October 17, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Let's call September 2013 the month of the conference, shall we? I traveled three of four weekends for blogging, social media and networking conferences. Two of those conferences, including the Hispana Leadership Summit , took place in my childhood home state of Florida. I felt...
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The Social Justice Movement Emerging in North Carolina

August 27, 2013
The kids were sitting “crisscross apple sauce” and waiting for story time to begin. Almost a thousand people gathered in Durham, North Carolina to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday -- a sea of black, brown, and white faces looking expectantly at the stage. And when Ms. Virginia Williams stepped up to...
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"My STRAIGHT Son Was Repeatedly Denied Promotions For 'Being Gay'"

July 18, 2013
I love my son. Like any mother, I would do anything for him -- anything to make sure that he can live up to his potential and fulfill all of his dreams. That's why I was completely stunned when my son -- my straight son -- was refused promotions at work for being gay. I grew up in a small town in...
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MomsRising.org at Netroots Nation -- Pics and Audio Included! #nn13

June 28, 2013
The MomsRising.org staff members who attended Netroots Nation from left to right: Angélique Roché, dream hampton, Elisa Batista, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Karen Showalter, and Anita Sarah Jackson SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Six MomsRising.org staff members were in San Jose, California last week to partake...
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